He must pay more child support I think

Nelia - posted on 06/19/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3,5 year old daughter lives with me 70%. Father pays child support equals to 80£ per month. I pay for the daycare fee at 70£ per month. Recently the child incurred a ralatively big medical bill of 150£. I asked the father to pay half. He refused, saying by paying the 80£ child support, he's done his share. All should be on me.
I am single mom. The father has remarried with a new child. I live in an apartment. They live in a villa. I, by no means, envy any single thing of them. I just think it is fair the father pays half of his extra costs. 80£ for me, covers only the child's daily necessicity. I tried to talk to the father with no result. Recently, the child needs an extra infill of medicine while under his care. He text me asking if I will pay him for filling up his medicine, otherwise, he will send the child back to me later to renew his medicine intake. I am speechless and angry (that my child becomes the victim).
I worry also as the child grows, she will have expenses like taking driving lessons, having glasses, telephone bills, winter clothes, all costs way more than 80£, not to mention her free time interest activity costs. Why should I cover all this while the father, living in a gigantic house, pays me 80£ only? He does have her like 10 days per month at his place. The rest of the time she lives with me, goes to daycare here.
Any thoughts how I can get him to pay more child support? Going to the court is maybe one way but the cost of lawyer could weight way higher than the money I could get from the father?

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Dove - posted on 06/19/2015

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And just to let you know... I HAVE a court order for child support, but my ex does not pay... he currently owes over $32,000.... so just having the order is not a guarantee that you will have the money.

Dove - posted on 06/19/2015

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The only way to get more child support than your current court order is to take it to court and modify the order. 'Typically' in an order he would have to pay half of all medical expenses and potentially half of all daycare (and sports/school costs when child is older), but that would depend on his income and your particular court system.

Michelle - posted on 06/19/2015

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The only way to get more is to go to court. Be prepared that he may not have to pay more or it may reduced, it all depends on his income.
You really do need to speak to a lawyer though.

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